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Driver dies after Sussex Co. deputy vehicle pursuit, State Police investigate

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Posted at 9:15 AM, Jan 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-30 13:53:53-05

(Virginia State Police)

SUSSEX COUNTY, Va. – Virginia State Police troopers are investigating a crash Wednesday in Sussex County after one person died during a police pursuit by county law enforcement.

According to State Police, Sussex County Sheriff’s Office deputies started pursuing the now-deceased driver of the vehicle that crashed on Route 602 around 7 a.m.

A Toyota Tundra, driven by a juvenile male from New York, was traveling at a high rate of speed on Route 602. The driver went into the curve of the road, lost control and ran off the road, striking a tree in the swampy area off the roadway.

The Sussex County Sheriff’s Office asked Virginia State Police to investigate the crash and pursuit. State Police said more information on its investigation would be released when it becomes available.

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